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16th Nov '17 4:19:37 AM Minni128
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** On the other hand, in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9758731/5/Gensokyo-20XXI-The-Outside-World chapter five]] of ''Gensokyo 20XXI'', Ran persues a romance with a male kitsune and a few chapters later, in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9758731/8/Gensokyo-20XXI-The-Outside-World chapter 8]], after having been thinking she was getting fat (depsite her age and knowledge as a kitsune, she is quite inexperienced, likely due to being servile), she discovers she was indeed pregnant.

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** On the other hand, in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9758731/5/Gensokyo-20XXI-The-Outside-World chapter five]] of ''Gensokyo 20XXI'', Ran persues pursues a romance with a male kitsune and a few chapters later, in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9758731/8/Gensokyo-20XXI-The-Outside-World chapter 8]], after having been thinking she was getting fat (depsite (despite her age and knowledge as a kitsune, she is quite inexperienced, likely due to being servile), she discovers she was indeed pregnant.pregnant.
**In ''Foundling'', Yukari's infertility is extended to her also miscarrying, as, not only does she have very low chances of conceiving, she's never carried a pregnancy to term, while Ran is mentioned to have had a litter or two by the time of meeting Reimu.
4th Nov '17 3:08:28 PM TheFuzzinator
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** The fifth season reveals that Anna and Bates have been trying unsuccessfully to have children for some time, leading to a sustained misunderstanding when Bates discovers the birth control paraphernalia that Anna has been hiding for Mary.

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** The fifth season reveals that Anna and Bates have been trying unsuccessfully to have children for some time, leading to a sustained misunderstanding when Bates discovers the birth control paraphernalia that Anna has been hiding for Mary. (A trip to the same fertility specialist [[spoiler:Matthew and Mary]] visit finally allows her to carry a child to term.)
24th Oct '17 7:38:40 AM crazysamaritan
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* In the dark comedy ''Kingdom Come'', Luanne's angst comes from her inability to have children. She had multiple miscarriages, her latest one lost in an empty fried chicken bucket (she was ordered on bed rest and was using it as a makeshift bedpan while her husband Ray went to the drug store to buy a real one; a KFC bucket [[BrickJoke becomes]] a {{trigger}} for her). She and Ray stopped trying after that. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the movie, she discovers that she's pregnant again, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue over the end credits show her and Ray with a baby girl.]]

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* In the dark comedy ''Kingdom Come'', ''Film/KingdomCome'', Luanne's angst comes from her inability to have children. She had multiple miscarriages, her latest one lost in an empty fried chicken bucket (she was ordered on bed rest and was using it as a makeshift bedpan while her husband Ray went to the drug store to buy a real one; a KFC bucket [[BrickJoke becomes]] then]] a {{trigger}} [[TraumaButton triggers bad memories]] for her). She and Ray stopped trying after that. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the movie, she discovers that she's pregnant again, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue over the end credits show her and Ray with a baby girl.]]
19th Oct '17 9:42:39 PM LadyNorbert
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* According to the backstory of ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', the eponymous school came into being in part because its founders were never able to have children of their own.



* Both sides are featured in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''. On the one hand, Rose Van Alden, who wants a child more than anything in the world and practically considers sex a chore to get that, can't conceive. Her husband Nelson is not so thrilled about having children himself [[spoiler: but knocks up Lucy during his first and only one night stand.]] Meanwhile, Lucy had suggested to stop using birth control in order to secure Nucky for herself, but only gets pregnant after he has abandoned her.
* ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'': Given the fecundity of their parents, the Walker kids seem to have an unusual amount of fertility problems. Sarah being the sole exception.

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* Both sides are featured in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''. On the one hand, Rose Van Alden, who wants a child more than anything in the world and practically considers sex a chore to get that, can't conceive. Her husband Nelson is not so thrilled about having children himself [[spoiler: but knocks up Lucy during his first and only one night stand.]] Meanwhile, Lucy had suggested been advised to stop using birth control in order to secure Nucky for herself, but only gets pregnant after he has abandoned her.
* ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'': Given the fecundity of their parents, the Walker kids seem to have an unusual amount of fertility problems. problems, Sarah being the sole exception.



* ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' plays this both ways. In the prologue, Mrs. Wormwood, who wanted anything but a second child, dishearteningly found out she was 9 months pregnant with Matilda as she was preparing to compete in the Biannual International Salsa & Ballroom Dancing Championships. In the B-story told by Matilda, [[spoiler:which is later revealed to be the story of Miss Honey's parents]], the Acrobat and the Escapologist tried for years to conceive a child without success, until, on the day of their most dangerous stunt, "The Burning Woman Flying Through The Air With Dynamite In Her Hair...Caught by the Man Locked in the Cage", they found out that she was pregnant and attempted to cancel the performance, but contractual obligations forced them to perform anyway, and the Acrobat was gravely injured during the trick, dying after giving birth to their daughter.

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* ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' plays this both ways. In the prologue, Mrs. Wormwood, who wanted anything but a second child, dishearteningly found out she was 9 months pregnant with Matilda as she was preparing to compete in the Biannual International Salsa & Ballroom Dancing Championships. In the B-story told by Matilda, [[spoiler:which is later revealed to be the story of Miss Honey's parents]], the Acrobat and the Escapologist tried for years to conceive a child without success, until, on the day of their most dangerous stunt, "The Burning Woman Flying Through The Air With Dynamite In Her Hair... Caught by the Man Locked in the Cage", they found out that she was pregnant and attempted to cancel the performance, but contractual obligations forced them to perform anyway, and the Acrobat was gravely injured during the trick, dying after giving birth to their daughter.
2nd Sep '17 11:02:43 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. In Season 4, Marshall and Lily decide that the time just isn't right for the two of them to have a baby, and they actually make it stick; Lily doesn't get pregnant. What makes it notable is that AlysonHannigan, the actress who plays Lily, ''was'' pregnant throughout the season, but the writers still passed on the chance to write it into the story.

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* Averted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. In Season 4, Marshall and Lily decide that the time just isn't right for the two of them to have a baby, and they actually make it stick; Lily doesn't get pregnant. What makes it notable is that AlysonHannigan, Creator/AlysonHannigan, the actress who plays Lily, ''was'' pregnant throughout the season, but the writers still passed on the chance to write it into the story.
2nd Aug '17 6:07:46 PM WillKeaton
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* Happens to two "friends" in ''[[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20294878,00.html I'm So Happy For You]]''.

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* Happens to two "friends" in ''[[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20294878,00.html I'm So Happy For You]]''.You.]]''
2nd Aug '17 6:07:12 PM WillKeaton
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** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3150847/1/Conceived Conceived]]'': Both Starfire and Raven fall pregnant due to a villain weapon's side effects (Starfire from Robin, Raven from Beast Boy).
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3507597/1/A-Late-Night-of-Reflection A Late Night of Reflection]]''. The whole fic is Beast Boy thinking about how difficult it was for him and Raven to finally have their son.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9862443/1/Timing-is-Everything Timing is Everything]]'', played for both couples and causes quite a bit of tension. On the one hand, Robin and Starfire have trouble conceiving - turns out they ''are'' genetically compatible despite being from different planets, but human sperm are too weak for her reproductive system. First, there is an argument about using IVF, then an attempt fails. Raven, on the other hand, has a ButICantBePregnant moment - she's only supposed to be capable of having children with someone who has demon blood. However, she's dating Beast Boy, and apparently his shapeshifting abilities extend to his sperm enough to fool Raven's reproductive system. Then Beast Boy recommends that Starfire [[AutoErotica sits in the T-Car]] next time she's implanted, since that's where Raven got pregnant. Apparently, it works.

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** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3150847/1/Conceived Conceived]]'': Both Conceived]]'' has both Starfire and Raven fall falling pregnant due to a villain villain's weapon's side effects (Starfire from Robin, Raven from Beast Boy).
** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3507597/1/A-Late-Night-of-Reflection A Late Night of Reflection]]''. Reflection.]]'' The whole fic is Beast Boy thinking about how difficult it was for him and Raven to finally have their son.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9862443/1/Timing-is-Everything Timing is Everything]]'', Everything,]]'' played for both couples and causes quite a bit of tension. On the one hand, Robin and Starfire have trouble conceiving - turns out they ''are'' genetically compatible despite being from different planets, but human sperm are too weak for her reproductive system. First, there is an argument about using IVF, then an attempt fails. Raven, on the other hand, has a ButICantBePregnant moment - she's only supposed to be capable of having children with someone who has demon blood. However, she's dating Beast Boy, and apparently his shapeshifting abilities extend to his sperm enough to fool Raven's reproductive system. Then Beast Boy recommends that Starfire [[AutoErotica sits in the T-Car]] next time she's implanted, since that's where Raven got pregnant. Apparently, it works.
2nd Aug '17 6:06:00 PM WillKeaton
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* "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/47junipertree.html The Juniper Tree]]"
* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotaro Momo-tarou]]" is the Japanese version of this fairy tale.

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* "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/47junipertree.html The "The Juniper Tree]]"
Tree"]]
* "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotaro Momo-tarou]]" "Momo-tarou"]] is the Japanese version of this fairy tale.



* In "Literature/{{Tatterhood}}", the queen is so eager to have a child, she neglects to follow the magical directions to get them.

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* In "Literature/{{Tatterhood}}", "Literature/{{Tatterhood}}," the queen is so eager to have a child, she neglects to follow the magical directions to get them.
19th Jul '17 5:51:55 PM Minni128
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*One chapter of ''Fanfic/ConcerningADrifter'' implies Satsuki is physically unable to have children due to [[ParentalIncest childhood]] [[RapeAsBackstory abuse]].
9th Jul '17 6:25:49 AM RicPot
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* Rampant on ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. The only woman on the show who actually gets pregnant without difficulty when she wants to is Sibyl, and she ends up [[DeathByChildbirth dying as a result]].

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* Rampant on ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. The only woman on the show who actually gets pregnant without difficulty when she wants to is Sibyl, Sybil, and she ends up [[DeathByChildbirth dying as a result]].
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